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Furano Resort Guide

The Furano resort guide summary is: Furano has 10 lifts within its 190 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 964m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 23 trail at Furano.


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Furano Resort Guide

The Furano resort guide summary is: Furano has 10 lifts within its 190 Hectares of terrain that is suitable for all levels, including terrain park enthusiasts. Find location, trail maps and piste maps covering the mountains 964m of vertical range and surrounding area. There are 23 trail at Furano.

Vertical:

Top: 1209m
Arrow
964m
Bot: 245m

Best for:

Beginner level skier
Beginners/
Intermediates

Trails:

23
40%
40%
20%

Hectares of Ski:

190
Snowmaking: 10%

Furano Lifts:

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  • ski lift icon8
  • cablecar icon2
Total lifts = 10
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Visiting Furano

Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Furano.

  • Season opens
    27 Nov 2020
  • Season closes
    5 May 2021
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurants | Bars
    4 | 1
  • Nearest Airport
    Asahikawa
  • Nearest Train Station
    Furano
  • Tourist Office Website
  • Tourist Office Phone

Furano Features

The terrain at Furano includes:

  • Halfpipes
    0
  • Terrain Parks
    1
  • X-Country
    6.0 km
  • Ski Hire

What's it like at Furano resort?

Furano (in Japan) is located in the centre of the top island of Hokkaido. It's geographical inland location means it is blessed with excessive quantities of some of the lightest and driest powder snow you may ever experience. The ski area is well developed and has hosted 10 FIS World Cup Ski events and 2 FIS World Cup Snowboard events. Furano has plenty to offer to all levels from beginners to advanced. It has a large vertical drop of 964m. The mountain is beautifully groomed each day, but certain areas are left untouched after fresh snowfalls to provide excellent powder skiing. A wide range of accommodation from backpackers upwards is located close to the pistes. New Furano Prince Hotel and Furano Prince Hotel offer on field ski-in ski-out accommodation. Furano Ski Area is located right next to Furano town, which has a population of 25,000 locals. Furano town is packed full of bars and restaurants offering genuine Japanese food and a cultural experience to go with it. Furano Tourism organises regular cultural nights and events throughout the peak winter season. International guests are well catered for with a dedicated English speaking snow school, a 100 page definitive tourist guide printed in English, and a free Ski Host service where you get a free tour of the mountain and make friends with a local.


Explore Furano Location Map

Interactive Furano trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.


When's the snowiest month to visit Furano?

DecemberAverage: 5.7 snow days per week
The snowiest week in Furano is week 4 of December. There are typically 5.7 snowy days during this week with 39cm of snowfall. Check out the Furano Snow History graphs below.


Visitor Reviews of Furano

Overall: 4.1 Based on 19 votes and 19 reviews

  • Snowsure 4.6
  • Variety of pistes 4.2
  • Off-piste 3.2
  • Scenery 4.3
  • Apres-Ski 3.5
  • Vote

Paul from Australia writes:

Well the best times of this ski hill have now passed. The developers have arrived, and the crowds! Prices have skyrocketed both for the accomodation and the lift passes. The side country off-piste is also pretty smacked now with lots of so called 'back country' tour groups. Been to Hokkaido every year for the last 20 years, and Furano has been a regular visit, but it's had its day Times have changed.

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